About Us

Welcome to Derryaun Crafts, Drummin, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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Learn a creative craft at Derryaun Crafts in the idyllic surroundings of County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland.

Sheefry House, Derryaun is a tastefully restored, stone-built farm cottage in an idyllic rural setting only 9 miles south

of the thriving town of Westport, Co Mayo surrounded by the Partry and Sheefry Mountains and Croagh Patrick,

Ireland's 'Holy Mountain'.

Enrich your visit to Ireland by learning more about crafts new and old.

     Derryaun Crafts new studio interior Derryaun, Westport, Co. Mayo



Come and spend a day or two learning a new craft; we have a wide selection for you to choose from. You need no

previous knowledge - just an interest in learning more about old and not so old country crafts. We are open all year

round; if you would like to book a course, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required, but your booking can be

transferred to another workshop or someone else. Price includes use of our facilities and all materials.

We sell many items of equipment to inspire you to have a go at home.

At Derryaun Crafts you can learn;
Jewellery making, wire and copper work, felt making and lots more, click on timetable to find out more.

You are welcome to visit Derryaun Crafts anytime, but please phone first to make an appointment

workshops at a glance...

click on timetable for full details

2014 spring workshop calendar

Friday 2nd May - Kumihimo – Textile Jewellery Making for Beginners. two places left

Thursday 29th May - Jewellery Making Workshop with Vintaj Findings.

Friday 30th May - Jewellery Making Workshop with Vintaj Findings.

Friday 13th June - Basic Traditional Wet Felting – Making Patterns with Pre-felt. fully booked

Friday 27th June - Jewellery Making Workshop – embossing copper and brass blanks. two places left

Friday 11th July - Away with the Birds – Mixed Metal Workshop. fully booked

Date to be arranged - Viking Knit – an ancient technique for creating a wire rope.

Date to be arranged - Beaded beads – The Art of Bead Weaving.



Good News from Derryaun Crafts...

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded 1st and 2nd prize in the

2013 RDS National Craft Competition felting discipline.

           photo above courtesy of Roland Paschoff

'River Bank Friends' 1st prize - felting category

       'Legends' 2nd prize - felting category



I would like to introduce my new online shopping gallery, where you can purchase one off textile and jewellery pieces, prints, greetings cards etc. click on gallery to find out more.....

I have a collection of framed textile art originals that can be viewed in my studio Gallery and Leaping Lizard, Bridge St. Westport, The Greenway Artists Initiative Gallery, Newport. Limited edition prints are available from my studio and Leaping Lizard, Bridge St. Westport. r. Please contact me for further details. Click on Gallery page for more images and stockists of my work.



  New sculptural work using bog wood, drift wood, woven rafia and lampworked glass.

Available from Liberties at Home, The Quay, Westport and Glass Design Studio, Spiddal Craft Village.

I have also been busy making glass beads, this is the process…..Using a propane and oxygen torch a glass rod is heated to a molten state and then wrapped around a steel mandrel. By rotating the mandrel gravity forms a round bead. Surface decoration is then applied using coloured glass. When the bead is completed it is put in a kiln to anneal – this is an essential part of the process to make the bead strong and durable. Each bead is unique and a work of art in its own right.